Galaxy Nexus Specs Leak Just Ahead Of Launch

Well, we knew it was coming, and we'd heard several conflicting rumours, but Japan's NTT docomo just dropped a big ol' leak in the form of a marketing poster. It confirms essentially all of BGR's initial leaked specs.

The juicy details include a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP4460 processor (which is still very surprising, considering Samsung has never got with TI chips before), a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display (which we can't wait to see), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 5.1MP primary camera (not the 8MP we were hoping for). We kinda liked our other rumoured specs better, but this still sounds like a pretty sweet device. Again, the real star of the show here is going to be Ice Cream Sandwich, which is still somewhat mysterious.

The poster says it will be available in November for NTT docomo, which jives with the rumoured US release timeframe. There's still a lot we don't know. It's rumoured to be a Verizon exclusive in the US and it may or may not have 4G LTE, or GSM radios to make it a world phone. All this, and more, we'll find out later today. [Google Pad via SlashGear via This Is My Next]



    That's... Really Not a very attractive phone.

      @BenDTU - Based solely off the provided picture, it doesn’t jump out at me either. I wouldn’t call it ugly, but it’s also nothing mind blowing. By the same respect though, there’s not really a huge amount you can do from a design perspective with smartphones – they all follow the same “slab” form factor. The chrome edging does remind me a little of the iPhone 3G/GS though, surprising move from Google there. Having said that, this it’s the only image I’ve seen on the new Nexus (besides the teasers), so seeing it with a bit more hands on pictures might change my mind once its released.

      I’m hoping to pick up a Galaxy Nexus as a replacement for my Nexus S – but that won’t be happening for 8-10 months anyway, so there’s plenty of time to allow the design to grow on me.

        Aesthetically it's a huge leap backwards from something like the SII. Though I suppose Google had more of a say in this one than Samsung.

          Supposedly, the process for Nexus devices is a tender process. I've heard Google puts out a wish list of spec's, which the hardware manufacturer's response to with draft designs; Google then picks who gets to build its flagship phone.

          I've read rumours that the Nexus S was quickly slapped together, following a failed attempt by Motorola to produce the second version of the Nexus. If that's the case, it definitely explains why the similarities between the SGS and the Nexus S are so close, and why the Nexus S' specs were so underwhelming when launched. I don’t who had more say in the design this time round, but they have continued with a couple of elements introduced with the Nexus S.

          As far as design of the SGS-II is concerned, I have nothing against the phone itself, but I wouldn't call it a design masterpiece. If anything it seems plasticy and there’s nothing radical in its design. Plus it is hard to dispute its similarities with the iPhone’s design. HTC on the other hand can produce some gorgeous phones, like the Sensation.

      Ahh Ben, go back to your iPhone loving. It looks great to me just like the iPhone does only thing is it will have a much better os.

        If it looks great to you, then go buy one. I sure won't stop you.

    A little underwhelming considering the hype. I'll wait until release before making any final decisions though.

      Agreed. Will wait to see what the Galaxy SIII has to offer.. but honestly.. I think I won't be bothering with a new phone for 2 to 3 years.. I have Galaxy SII now and I don't see there be anything revolutionary within that time nor 5 years for that matter..

        @light847 – Nothing new in 2-3 years? You’re kidding right? 18 months ago, Android barely existed as a popular mobile platform. 3 years ago, Apple’s flagship smart-phone was the iPhone 3G. If you seriously think nothing is going to significantly evolve in the smart-phone sector over the next 2-3 years, you have rocks in your head.

    It looks like a shocker. Only the 'stock Android OS fanboys' will buy this phone. Actually even they will be hard pressed. It looks worse than the Nexus S and that was a bad looking phone. I will stick to the Galaxy S II and wait for the Galaxy S III if not the iPhone 5

    When the hell are they going to bring out an Android phone with a one piece titanium body? Is that really so hard to ask? Jeez.

    hmmm bit dissapointing, looks like im going to have to go iPhone 4S for now.

    I liked the Galaxy but camera performance is not as good.

    Why is everyone on this thread talking about the iPhone? This thread has nothing to do with it.

    Motorola RAZR looks the boss. It only lacks Ice Cream Sandwich.

    Not sure what you guys are saying. This phone rocks! Now only if they can sell it with 4G installed and I'll move to Telstra ;)

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